Join renowned travel journalist and Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker on National Geographic Expeditions’ 8-day ‘Cuba: Discovering Its People & Culture’ program and experience Cuban culture the most authentic way possible—through its people
Every U.S. citizen can still legally travel to Cuba and group travel is still possible, pre-approved, under the “support for the Cuban people” license. Such Cuba programs are designed to maximize “support for the Cuban people” through stays at private B&Bs, meals at private restaurants, and interactions with independent artists, private tobacco farmers, etc.
No other entity offers such a richly rewarding in-depth study of Cuba as National Geographic Expeditions.
Award-winning writer and photographer Christopher P. Baker, author of National Geographic Traveler Cuba (plus seven other books about Cuba) and hailed by National Geographic as “one of the world’s leading authorities on Cuban travel and culture,” will accompany a number of departures as the National Geographic Society’s Cuba expert. Since 2012, he has led more than 85 similar programs to Cuba on behalf of National Geographic Expeditions, as well as more than 20 Cuba trips for entities from the Children’s Cancer Foundation and CNN’s Michael Smerconish to motorcycle tours and photo workshops.
On these unique and inspiring programs, Christopher will introduce you a fascinating medley of Cubans from all walks of life. Get acquainted with Cubans in diverse settings, from Old Havana to the French-infused city of Cienfuegos, plus the charming colonial of Trinidad, and engage them directly in discussions about their lives, work, culture and traditions. Meet with Cuban historians, teachers, students, artists, entrepreneurs, community activists, naturalists, and others, and experience this fast-changing island nation through their eyes.
FORD COCHRAN, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPEDITIONS